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2017 MLS Draft: Big Board v 1.0

Article Written by TopDrawerSoccer
Published: December 22, 2016

The 2017 MLS Draft is scheduled to take place in a little more than a few weeks, with pro soccer hopefuls of hearing their named called in Los Angeles.

Plenty will be sorted between now and then, including homegrown signings, Generation adidas classes and combine additions. This year's crop is similar to the senior classes in recent memory; a handful of players that can make an immediate impact, and 10-15 players that might stick on MLS rosters. The rest are likely to head to USL to find more opportunities of playing time.

Below is the first version of the TopDrawerSoccer.com Big Board, ranking the top pro prospects for teh 2017 draft. Included in this batch are projected Generation adidas signings (*) and likely homegrown signings (^). Based off scouting games, conversations with scouts and other observers, the big board aims to project each player's chance of sticking at the next level. Future updates will remove and add players as draft day approaches after homegrown and GA signings are finalized.

Rank Player School
1 F Jeremy Ebobisse* Duke
2 F Abu Danladi* UCLA
3 M Ian Harkes^ Wake Forest
4 D Miles Robinson* Syracuse
5 F Gordon Wild* Maryland
6 D Brandon Aubrey Notre Dame
7 M Jacori Hayes Wake Forest
8 M Jackson Yueill* UCLA
9 M Adam Najem^ Akron
10 D Chris Odoi-Atsem Maryland
11 D Reagan Dunk Denver
12 D Colton Storm North Carolina
13 F David Goldsmith Butler
14 F Brian Wright Vermont
15 M Napo Matsoso Kentucky
16 D Walker Hume North Carolina
17 M/D Kwame Awuah Connecticut
18 F Niko Hansen New Mexico
19 F Guillermo Delgado Delaware
20 M/F Christian Thierjung California
21 F Brandt Bronico Charlotte
22 M Eddie Sanchez Portland
23 M Chris Wehan New Mexico
24 D Brian Nana-Sinkam Stanford
25 M Tanner Thompson Indiana
26 GK Eric Klenofsky Monmouth
27 D Francis de Vries Saint Francis (PA)
28 M Connor Maloney Penn State
29 M Ricardo Perez^ Creighton
30 F Chris Nanco Syracuse
31 F Nick DePuy UC Santa Barbara
32 GK Alec Ferrell Wake Forest
33 D Robert Sagel Penn State
34 F Jorge Gomez Sanchez Temple
35 D Lalas Abubakar Dayton
36 F Zeiko Lewis Boston College
37 F Tucker Hume North Carolina
38 M/F Lindo Mfeka South Florida
39 D Michael DeGraffenreidt Louisville
40 F Wuilito Fernandes Massachusetts-Lowell
41 D Danilo Radjen Akron
42 M/D Dakota Barnathan VCU
43 M Daniel Johnson Louisville
44 D Suliaman Dainkeh Maryland
45 GK Jake McGuire Tulsa
46 F Nazeem Bartman South Florida
47 D Patrick Foss Virginia
48 M Romilio Hernandez Louisville
49 M Bakie Goodman Georgetown
50 M Danny Deakin South Carolina
 
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